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The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



Lexington, Va: 14 Oct: 1868


My dear Nephew,


     I have just heard from Fitzhugh that you did not visit the White House, but would go directly on to Boston. In that event you will miss their letters which I forwarded to you at Washington City. I write that you may take measures to procure them.

     We miss you very much & hope that you had a comfortable journey & that the act of it may be prosperous & the termination happy. I write now to [save the mail?] & it is so dark I can hardly see. All join in love.


Truly & Affy,


R E Lee


Mr. Edward L Childe


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 4, M2009.365, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 September 28


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